WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

We Make Entrepreneurs
Our Business

If you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t need us to tell you that the road you walk, while meaningful and rewarding, can prove incredibly challenging. That’s why we’re here. We aim to break down barriers and fill gaps so that you and your business can thrive.

Programs
Designed With
You In Mind

Startup Waco hopes to make your journey just a bit easier with our dynamic, high impact programs created for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Incubatex254 is an initiative aimed at addressing the fundamental needs of small businesses, with a distinct emphasis on women and minority owned enterprises. A 6-week program, Incubatex254 operates as a cohort-based accelerator, aligning similar businesses based on location, industry vertical or stage.

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This 3-week program walks businesses and individuals through a proprietary toolkit created explicitly to touch on some of the most common challenges entrepreneurs face. In addition to access to workshops and insightful teaching, you’ll benefit from one-on-one coaching customized for you. Interested in learning more?

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In the midst of unprecedented levels of public and private development, McLennan County faces a unique opportunity to maximize the untapped potential of our workforce across key industries so that our local community can benefit in new, impactful ways. The Emerge program will serve as a collaborative partner and a dot connector, empowering both individuals and workers.

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Kiva is an international lending platform that breaks down barriers, allowing community members to gain direct access to funding opportunities. Kiva offers $0 fees and 0% interest to small businesses with loans ranging in size from $1,000 to $15,000.

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Join our networking opportunities and community events.

Startup Week: November 2nd-3rd 2021

Waco Startup Week is a free, two-day celebration of all things entrepreneurship in our city. Organized and facilitated by Startup Waco, Startup Week aims to bring the community together through educational panels, engaging workshops and city-building events.

The Meetup

A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Waco. This is a great place to come pitch ideas, get feedback and support, plus network with like minded folks who are ready to offer a helping hand however they can. Every Wednesday, 9-10AM at Startup Waco.

Want to read more
about our entrepreneurs?

As part of our collaboration with Baylor University,
we’ve created a content platform to celebrate the
entrepreneurial journey.

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